Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

October 17, 2009



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Carolina Wren Brown Thrasher Nashville Warbler
Photos by Tom Walker, October 17, 2009



Saturday, October 17, 2009:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding activities.  Other participants and visitors included Tom Walker of Jefferson, Paul Tidwell of Jefferson, and Ron & Carolyn Bova of Quitman.


Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 43 F and the afternoon high was 63 F.  It was partly cloudy, with little wind.

Number of Nets:  Twelve (12)


Time:  We started setting up nets at 8:40 a.m. and all nets were closed by 4:10 p.m


Next Banding Date:  Our next bird banding date will be Saturday, November 14.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker for the latest information [E-mail: twalkercaddolake(at)gmail(dot)com].



BANDING SUMMARY: (8 species)                        New    Retrap    Total

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)                       1        0        1

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)            0        1        1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)             2        0        2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)             1        0        1

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)                     1        0        1

Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)            1        0        1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)      1        0        1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)            2        1        3


Totals                                               9        2       11



HISTORY OF RETRAPS (2 species; 2 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Carolina Chickadee

2540-46457 (02-28-2009)


Northern Cardinal

1621-16794 (03-04-2006) 01-27-2009



Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  19 Species Observed
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas

Goose sp. heard calling
Back Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Nashville Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal





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